FLINT — McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program is offering “Controlling Your Blood Sugars and Weight,” a comprehensive program for anyone who is at risk for, or has been diagnosed with, pre-diabetes (when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes).
The program includes five, onehour sessions that cover various topics. Specific program details follow:
Session 1 — Provides participants with an overview of pre-diabetes, diabetes and prevention. Participants are introduced to goal setting and the creation of an action plan.
Session 2 — Focuses on nutrition and the importance it plays in reducing the risk of diabetes.
Session 3 — Focuses on physical activity and the importance it plays in reducing the risk of diabetes.
Session 4 — Helps participants recognize cues in their lives and environment that impact food and activity decisions.
Session 5 — Focuses on troubleshooting, setting long-term goals, and maintaining healthy behaviors for life.
Classes start Oct. 2 and follow on Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Classes are held at McLaren’s Diabetes Education Office located at G-3200 Beecher Rd., in the BeechHill Centre. Class run from 2-3 p.m. and cost $40 (includes all five sessions).
To register, or for questions, please call (810) 342-4110. — G.G.